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The act to establish the Constitutional Commission will be submitted for the President’s approval today2009-06-03 14:38
The legal act to approve the state commission for reforming the Constitution and its officials will be presented to the president today, stated Avtandil Demetrashvili, the candidate chairman - Novosti-Gruzia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"The project I prepared includes seven points. These points are connected with the establishment of the commission, appointing officials. With the order, if approved in the presented edition, proposes political parties, non-governmental organizations, regions to present their candidates", Demetrashvili said.
He added the project will be endorsed at the meeting with David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament, then the act will be passed to the President.
"Political parties will present one candidate, some power structures will present one, and some a bit more," Demetrashvili said and added that a number of commission members increased, and will exceed 60.
About 20 members will be members of Demetrashvili's team, among them professors who have experience in this sphere: Giya Getsadze, Levan Alexidze, Iakob Putkaradze, and others.
Representatives of international organizations and foreign experts will also participate.
The list of members will be approved with a separate document, after the consultations.
The parliamentary opposition believes the issue of appointing the secretary must be also settled urgently.
"We proposed Tengiz Sharmanashvili, the National- Democratic party representative; he has much experience in working in this field", said Levan Vepkhvadze, Vice Speaker from the opposition, the Christian Democratic Movement representative.
Members to represent parliamentary opposition are presumably: Georgi Targamadze, the Christian-Democratic party leader; Giya Tortladze, the Strong Georgia fraction head; Paata Davitaya, the vice Speaker of the Parliament; Guram Chakhvadze, the National Democratic party representative in the Parliament.